• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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Can You Bootstrap a Franchise Business?

The expression started out as “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” — an impossible thing to do, so in the 19th century it meant a tall tale or an impossible claim. In the 1920s, it gained the meaning of succeeding by one’s own efforts or being a self-made man. By now, the expression has turned […] Read More

Crowdsourcing Franchisee Compliance Checks

Domino’s (formerly Domino’s Pizza) has offered a chance to win a year of free pizza to people who will post Instagram photos of “Domino’s Pizza” signs with their locations, using the hashtag #logoinformants. What’s going on? First, Domino’s has created a clever social media campaign. Reaching Instagram users with the fun spy-themed assignment, they’re providing […] Read More

Franchise Business Opportunity Promotions

Right now, 7-Eleven is offering certain franchise business opportunities with an amazing promotion — they’re waiving the franchise fee. That can mean a savings of tens of thousands of dollars for qualified franchisees. It’s not long since TCBY and Mrs. Fields were offering a BOGO: both franchises for the initial price of one. Offers like […] Read More

Coping with Franchise Changes

Another set of franchisees has decided to sue their franchisor. In this case, the franchisor has changed hands several times in the past years and the new owner — an equity holding company — has made a lot of changes. Here’s a sampling, from the point of view of the unhappy franchisees: They’ve added online […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


How Do I Know Which Franchise Will Do Well in My Neighborhood?

August 25, 2014 - Choosing the right franchise certainly depends on your skills and interests, but you want to make money with your franchise, not just have fun. That makes it important »


Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »


How Do I Assess Risk in Franchise Opportunities?

August 12, 2014 - Is the glass half full or half empty? If you’re an optimist, you may tend to look on the sunny side, but you should take a minute – or perhaps much longer – to look at »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Your Cannabis Biz

    Get into the Medical Marijuana industry in your area with YOUR CANNABIS BIZ. This is an established company and the leader in the industry! We have over 60,000 clients using our products since 2009. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! Starting at $2,995 but serious inquiries only. 4-5 positions available per zip code. Learn more right now!

    Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Vaporizer, E-Cig Industry

    150% RETURN ON INVESTMENT. Electronic Cigarette offers a distributor an opportunity that benefits from consumers switching from cigarettes to Vaporizers, e-cig. In 2013, alone, over $1 Billion were sold and $10 Billion is expected by 2017. You can get your share of these profits now! Click our logo to get the details about this amazing distributor opportunity. Minimum Investment $10,000
  • Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Mathnasium

    If you're looking for an award winning children's services franchise, Mathnasium is considered one of the best. As a franchise owner, you will influence the children in your community and make a difference.

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing

    Jerry Clum founded one of the fastest growing and most successful franchise systems in the world. While in retirement he wrote a book entitled, “Zero to $100 Million in Five Years”. Today, Jerry is CEO of Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise. Top Ten Percent is the first and only business model that meets the criteria for "Zero to $100 Million in Five Years."

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Filta

    FILTA GUARANTEES INITIAL CUSTOMERS! Filta can be run from home, with low overheads and no previous experience is necessary. Weekly repeat business! Multiple streams of income! Learn more about this amazing opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Grow Vending

    The Grow Modular Vendor System is about better efficiency for the owner and state-of-the-art technology. This vendor system offers a revolutionary breakthrough approach to vending. Healthy vending that is superior to any other vending system.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!

    CELLAIRIS

    CELLAIRIS is a one-of-a-kind mobile device and electronics repair franchise opportunity that makes it possible for franchise owners to lease spaces within existing Walmart® Supercenters. INSTANT TRAFFIC FROM DAY ONE in a 400-800 sq. ft. CELLAIRIS franchise store. Add to it the expertise and successful, award winning business model and you have an amazing franchise opportunity. Learn more right now!
  • Dancers Pointe

    The Dancers Pointe franchise boasts a 44 year proven business model and high profits. We have become experts in our field of running a dance studio. Our specialized knowledge benefits every franchise owner. No previous dance experience is necessary. If you love dance and you want to benefit from assisting in the growth of students and families, choose Dancers Pointe Franchise. Learn more today!